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Old 23rd October 2009, 11:48   #16
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I took feedback from sideways who uses this in his cars. Only around 105-110 band there are slight vibrations, other than that no issues at all.
I once tried to repair a tubless puncture. Its definitely not as easy as it looks!
Hi TSK,

I see from your two travelogue threads that you had put "Slime" in before the trips. Did you notice any vibration at any speed? Any other issues?

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Nope, I have gone upto 130kmph, I did not get any vibrations at any speed.
It works fine.
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For the uninitiated Slime details can be had here.

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Old 23rd October 2009, 14:45   #19
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can anyone let me know where I can buy slime tyre sealant and the tyre inflator in Bangalore?
what would be the cost?
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Where do i get

Tubless puncture repair kit
And Slime in pune?
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Where do i get

Tubless puncture repair kit
And Slime in pune?
Slime is available at Bhandari Auto on J M Road.

I do not know about where you can get tubeless puncture repair kit

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Slime is Marketted by Speedworks Chennai. contact them for list of dealers
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I have one query. Is it a permanent fix or a temporary fix? Also, once put into the wheel how long does it work for, i.e. for how much time you are insured against penetration.
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I know two others who have used it
Sideways and Anupmathur
It is supposed to work for 2 years.
If you get a puncture while the tire is rotating, it will seal it.

It will not prevent penetration, it will just seal the hole.
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Are we not supposed to filin the instant sealant once there is a puncture else the stuff will be turning around inside the tyre all the time , and with time may not be useful when it will be actually required to seal a puncture.
The first post in misleading " seal and inflate". it can only seal, you will need a separate power inflator to fill in air. Have seen different brands in some malls in banglore and mumbai.
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Are we not supposed to filin the instant sealant once there is a puncture else the stuff will be turning around inside the tyre all the time , and with time may not be useful when it will be actually required to seal a puncture.
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No, if you already have a puncture - how will you put the gel in? You will have to remove the valve in the mouth - and this will let all the air out. The idea is - if the gel is already inside the tyre it will rush in and close the puncture as soon as it occours. I have also read something about a product like this some years ago. It mentioned that the 'gel' or whatever helps the tyre run cooler etc. (maybe only sales spiel).

Now another question: If the gel affects the handling or I do not like it for some other reason (or for that matter after two years). How do I remove it?

Frankly, this product sounds like a fantastic idea especially for highway drives and where the road just disappears. I am just trying to make sure that it is safe etc. before I put it in. If anyone knows where it is available in Hyd. pls let me know (else I will have my workshop source it).

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In fact ages ago I also heard that the stuff acts as a balancer. Once it starts spinning around it also balances the whell - dynamically at that! How much does it cost. The main negative - increased unsprung weight.
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Slime is available at Bhandari Auto on J M Road.

I do not know about where you can get tubeless puncture repair kit

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Thanks. Any idea about costing?
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Let me read whats written on the can and see. how more lazy can i get!
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Ok got it:

Tyreweld from Holts.
It indeed has written on it " repairs and inflates flat tyres"
Suitable for tube and tuebless.
I wonder how much pressure it is holding

340ml bought for Rs440 two years back.

Directions:
1.Remove object causing puncture and position at the base of the wheel. deflate tyre completely. shake can vigorously. if cold, warm can in your hands or in hot air from car heater vent.
2. Clean tyre valve thread, and screw connection tube to valve firmly.
3. Remove cap, hold can upright , press button until can is empty. this fill inflate tyre to +/_1.8kpa. immediatelty drive for 10-12kms to allow tyreweld to spread.

Important:
Tyreweld is a get-you-home system not permanent repair.
Make sure to get the tyre repaired/ replaced.
Travel at reduced speed not more than 60kmph.
Tyreweld is not suitable for large holes or repair to tyre wall.
Donot use with torn inner tube or displaced tyre.
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